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ETHICS CASE STUDY: Do you think your friend’s wife’s arguments are ethically correct? What would you do if you were in her place?

Topic:  Ethics in human actions.

9) Your friend’s sister is suffering from severe mental disorder since early childhood. His parents took her to many doctors to diagnose and treat her disease. But her condition remained uncured. She is now 25. Your friend’s parents are aged and have their own health problems. They are finding it extremely difficult to look after her. Your friend and his wife are working as software engineers in Bangalore. His parents and his sister are living in a far away village. Your friend wants to bring his sister with him and take care of her in his home. But his wife is opposed to this idea. She says that as newly married couple they need to spend their time together happily at least for few more years. Moreover, she tells him, as both are working morning to late evening, who will look after her when she is alone? She suggests him to admit his sister in a mental hospital forever, so that they can visit her now and then and take care of her.

Do you think your friend’s wife’s arguments are ethically correct? What would you do if you were in her place? (200 Words)

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